Jan Friday 3rd January 2020
The annual Mary Parsons Charity Service took place on the 27th December 2019 at The Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield, with the service being taken by the Dean, The Reverend Peter Bradley.
Jan Thursday 2nd January 2020
Sheffield Assay Office is delighted to welcome Dr Duncan Campbell as a member of the Guardian of the Standard of Wrought Plate, a diverse group of businessmen and women who help to guide the Office with advice on bullion, prices, law, trading standards and enforcement.
Dec Thursday 12th December 2019
The UK Assay Offices processed over 9 million articles of precious metal jewellery in 2018, testing the content of gold, silver, platinum and palladium and applying the appropriate hallmarks. But did you know that there are other legal requirements which jewellery has to meet?
Dec Thursday 5th December 2019
The British Hallmarking Council, established by Parliament to oversee hallmarking in the UK, has recently released this press release advising people what to do if they become aware of others selling precious metal items without a UK hallmark.
Dec Wednesday 4th December 2019
We will be closing for Christmas at 2pm on the 23rd December. Click here to take a look at the full seasonal opening times...
Dec Tuesday 3rd December 2019
Having recently bid farewell to Peter Hayes after a three year reign as Chairman of Sheffield Assay Office, the Executive Committee have now appointed Mr Charles Turner as his replacement.
Nov Thursday 21st November 2019
The Sheffield Assay Office now administers The Mary Parsons Charity for retired silversmiths’ of the city and the annual service will take place Friday 27th December 2019.
Nov Wednesday 13th November 2019
The key to an accurate assay is the skill and experience of the staff who are able to balance all the factors which may contribute to any variations. Read how Sheffield Assay Office have developed an age old operation into a world respected testing method.